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All Day Café

This loft-like café in the downtown Park West district is a popular haunt of true coffee lovers. The made-tomeasure La Marzocco espresso machine – the biggest in the world – is skilfully handled by the seasoned baristas to produce the perfect double shots with milk, foam and water, all tailored to each customer. And it’s all accompanied by the city’s finest egg sandwiches and avocado tartines.

1035 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33136, USA
alldaymia.com
Alter

Young chef Brad Kilgore is not new to the Florida culinary scene. But opening his own restaurant in a former warehouse in Miami’s Wynwood district has really let him showcase his style. His meal creations are a bold mix of ingredients from all over the world plus seasonal Florida produce; his touch is playful and experimental; and he loves improbable combinations as much as culinary provocation.

223 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127, USA
altermiami.com
Bodega

Mexican rap, randomised furnishings and the best tacos in Miami Beach: That, in a nutshell, is this popular taqueria. Just order your choice at the Airstream window: “Pescado” (grilled fi sh and pineapple slaw), “Angry Lobster” (with mango) or “Pollo” (chicken and avocado salsa verde). And follow it up with a delicious Frozen Margarita. One more insider tip: Just behind the restrooms there’s a secret super cool bar...

1220 16th St, Miami, FL 33139, USA
bodegasouthbeach.com
Chotto Matte

This new and ultra-cool eatery is equipped with a sliding roof, towering palms and impressive graffiti all round. Yes, it’s loud and crowded. But the meals – a bold and deft blend of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine that has already made waves on London’s culinary scene – are so delicious that the bustle is soon tuned out.

1664 Lenox Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
chotto-matte.com
No. 3 Social

A spacious and relaxed tropical-style open-air lounge on a roof terrace with a view in the city’s Wynwood district. The cocktails are welcomingly varied, and score extra points through their use of unusual regional ingredients such as spicy habanero syrup, aguafaba (bean water) and agave nectar. There are also locally brewed beers and an eclectic wine selection. And it’s all accompanied by tasty street food from all over.

50 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127, USA
no3social.com
Obra Kitchen Table

First impressions can be deceptive: This is no cool design café. Chef Carlos García of Venezuela has deliberately opted for a bright, contemporary and relaxed ambience, along with an open kitchen with seating all around. For six months now he’s been celebrating creative and perfectly prepared Latin American comfort food here, with concoctions that include among others octopus carbonara, fried egg with sea urchin and a wonderful chicken soup.

1331 Brickell Bay Dr, Miami, FL 33131, USA
obramiami.com
Pubbelly Noodle Bar

It may look like a modest watering hole, but the Pubbelly Noodle Bar is one of the most creative eateries in Miami Beach. Chef Jose Mendin takes his Puerto Rican culinary culture and adds pronounced Asian accents to create such delights as grilled octopus with lemongrass, spicy beef dumplings with ginger and basil and delicious tostones (fried plantains) with ceviche.

1418 20th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
pubbellyglobal.com
Sugar

A hip smart-set watering hole high above the downtown area, this open, tropically verdant 40th-floor roof terrace bar has wouldbe patrons queuing around the block at weekends. It’s not hard to see why. The views – especially at sunset – are as magnificent as the cocktails and the Asian finger food that can be ordered to accompany them. The best-selling combo? The Raspberry Margarita and the Bangkok Spring Rolls.

788 Brickell Plaza, Miami, FL 33131, USA
sugar-miami.com
Where to stay
Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club
The Cadillac was the biggest and fi nest hotel in Miami Beach when it was built in 1940. After it had been severely damaged by Hurricane Irma in autumn 2017, the owners opted for a total renovation. The hotel reopened this August, with 357 rooms in a fresh maritime look, a garden with two pools and a cool beachside bar.
3925 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140, USA
cadillachotelmiamibeach.com
Dunns Josephine Hotel
Overtown is Miami’s Harlem. And it’s currently seeing a similar renaissance. That’s why Kristin Kitchen decided to open her glamorous boutique hotel here – at the beginning of December, just in time for Art Basel Miami Beach. Each one of the 15 rooms is dedicated to a different African-American personality. Breakfasts are delivered to the premises by the well-known Soul Food eatery.
1028 NW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33136, USA
dunns-josephinehotel.com
Mandarin Oriental Miami
A Mandarin Oriental is always in a class of its own. And so is this 326-room Miami establishment, which was one of the fi rst luxury hotels to venture downtown (albeit on a small offshore island with its own private beach) when it opened 18 years ago. The elegant guest rooms offer views of the bay and the city skyline, and further amenities include an attractive spa and the La Mar restaurant with Gastón Acurio’s exquisite Peruvian cuisine.
500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131, USA
mandarinoriental.com
Mondrian South Beach Hotel
This fun and stylish hotel may not be located directly on the water, but it does offer the best views of the sunset over Biscayne Bay and the impressive downtown skyline. Dutch star designer Marcel Wanders has created a hip and playful dream world here, using white varnish, crystal chandeliers and ornate black-and-white patterning in abundance.
1100 West Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
morgans­hotelgroup.com
What to see
Frost Science
Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science only opened in May 2017, but has welcomed almost 1.5 million visitors already. The key to its success? That children have as much fun here as the grown-ups, and that architecture fans are as well catered for as lovers of jellyfish, manta rays and hammerhead sharks. There’s so much to learn: about the solar system, the human body, the lives of dinosaurs and more. And with interactive exhibits and exciting shows, it’s all presented in truly engrossing ways.
1101 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132, USA
frostscience.org
Institute of Contemporary Art
The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) moved into its new and permanent home in the city’s Design District at the end of 2017. The shiny metallic, dynamically structured and glowin-the-dark façade is impossible to miss. Inside, the bright and airy halls house a host of changing exhibitions. Currently on show (until the end of February) are the colourful works of US artist Judy Chicago. Check out the Sculpture Garden, too!
61 NE 41st St, Miami, FL 33137, USA
icamiami.org
Pérez Art Museum Miami
The Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) boasts a phenom en al collection of some 1,800 works by reputed contemporary artists. Just as impressive is the building itself, whose design by renowned Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron refl ects the local stilt style. Don’tmiss features: the fabulous “For Those in Peril on the Sea” installation by Hew Locke and the Verde museum restaurant with its attractive terrace.
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132, USA
pamm.org
Where to shop
Antidote
Sophie Zembra came to Miami from Paris and fell in love with its Wynwood Art District. Her shop, which she opened a year ago, specialises in fashions by various up-and-coming brands from all over the world. What unites them all is their ecological slant: The fabrics and materials used have been recycled or sustainably produced, be it the Re/Done jeans, the Edun knitwear or her own Antidote line.
2613 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127, USA
antidote.us
Ironside
This sustainably devised and green-landscaped urban centre has been created from an industrial wasteland of abandoned workshops and warehouses by visionary builder Ofer Mizrahi, who was also instrumental in the city’s Wynwood rejuvenation. Ironside offers over 60 art galleries, designer showrooms and shops that include the elegant Bungalow Bazaar concept store and Krel for tropical knitwear.
7610 NE 4th Ct, Miami, FL 33138, USA
miamiironside.com
Trina Turk
Fashion designer Trina Turk has brought her kaleidoscopic prints from Los Angeles to the East Coast. MiMo, she says, has the same kind of vibe as Palm Springs, where she opened her first flagship store in 2002. The Miami corner store offers a similar range of women’s fashions including her swim, spa and sports lines. It also stocks her Mr Turk menswear and decorative items.
7200 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138, USA
trinaturk.com
What to do
All Day Café

This loft-like café in the downtown Park West district is a popular haunt of true coffee lovers. The made-tomeasure La Marzocco espresso machine – the biggest in the world – is skilfully handled by the seasoned baristas to produce the perfect double shots with milk, foam and water, all tailored to each customer. And it’s all accompanied by the city’s finest egg sandwiches and avocado tartines.

1035 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33136, USA
alldaymia.com
Alter

Young chef Brad Kilgore is not new to the Florida culinary scene. But opening his own restaurant in a former warehouse in Miami’s Wynwood district has really let him showcase his style. His meal creations are a bold mix of ingredients from all over the world plus seasonal Florida produce; his touch is playful and experimental; and he loves improbable combinations as much as culinary provocation.

223 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127, USA
altermiami.com
Bodega

Mexican rap, randomised furnishings and the best tacos in Miami Beach: That, in a nutshell, is this popular taqueria. Just order your choice at the Airstream window: “Pescado” (grilled fi sh and pineapple slaw), “Angry Lobster” (with mango) or “Pollo” (chicken and avocado salsa verde). And follow it up with a delicious Frozen Margarita. One more insider tip: Just behind the restrooms there’s a secret super cool bar...

1220 16th St, Miami, FL 33139, USA
bodegasouthbeach.com
Chotto Matte

This new and ultra-cool eatery is equipped with a sliding roof, towering palms and impressive graffiti all round. Yes, it’s loud and crowded. But the meals – a bold and deft blend of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine that has already made waves on London’s culinary scene – are so delicious that the bustle is soon tuned out.

1664 Lenox Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
chotto-matte.com
No. 3 Social

A spacious and relaxed tropical-style open-air lounge on a roof terrace with a view in the city’s Wynwood district. The cocktails are welcomingly varied, and score extra points through their use of unusual regional ingredients such as spicy habanero syrup, aguafaba (bean water) and agave nectar. There are also locally brewed beers and an eclectic wine selection. And it’s all accompanied by tasty street food from all over.

50 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127, USA
no3social.com
Obra Kitchen Table

First impressions can be deceptive: This is no cool design café. Chef Carlos García of Venezuela has deliberately opted for a bright, contemporary and relaxed ambience, along with an open kitchen with seating all around. For six months now he’s been celebrating creative and perfectly prepared Latin American comfort food here, with concoctions that include among others octopus carbonara, fried egg with sea urchin and a wonderful chicken soup.

1331 Brickell Bay Dr, Miami, FL 33131, USA
obramiami.com
Pubbelly Noodle Bar

It may look like a modest watering hole, but the Pubbelly Noodle Bar is one of the most creative eateries in Miami Beach. Chef Jose Mendin takes his Puerto Rican culinary culture and adds pronounced Asian accents to create such delights as grilled octopus with lemongrass, spicy beef dumplings with ginger and basil and delicious tostones (fried plantains) with ceviche.

1418 20th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
pubbellyglobal.com
Sugar

A hip smart-set watering hole high above the downtown area, this open, tropically verdant 40th-floor roof terrace bar has wouldbe patrons queuing around the block at weekends. It’s not hard to see why. The views – especially at sunset – are as magnificent as the cocktails and the Asian finger food that can be ordered to accompany them. The best-selling combo? The Raspberry Margarita and the Bangkok Spring Rolls.

788 Brickell Plaza, Miami, FL 33131, USA
sugar-miami.com
Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club

The Cadillac was the biggest and fi nest hotel in Miami Beach when it was built in 1940. After it had been severely damaged by Hurricane Irma in autumn 2017, the owners opted for a total renovation. The hotel reopened this August, with 357 rooms in a fresh maritime look, a garden with two pools and a cool beachside bar.

3925 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140, USA
cadillachotelmiamibeach.com
Dunns Josephine Hotel

Overtown is Miami’s Harlem. And it’s currently seeing a similar renaissance. That’s why Kristin Kitchen decided to open her glamorous boutique hotel here – at the beginning of December, just in time for Art Basel Miami Beach. Each one of the 15 rooms is dedicated to a different African-American personality. Breakfasts are delivered to the premises by the well-known Soul Food eatery.

1028 NW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33136, USA
dunns-josephinehotel.com
Mandarin Oriental Miami

A Mandarin Oriental is always in a class of its own. And so is this 326-room Miami establishment, which was one of the fi rst luxury hotels to venture downtown (albeit on a small offshore island with its own private beach) when it opened 18 years ago. The elegant guest rooms offer views of the bay and the city skyline, and further amenities include an attractive spa and the La Mar restaurant with Gastón Acurio’s exquisite Peruvian cuisine.

500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131, USA
mandarinoriental.com
Mondrian South Beach Hotel

This fun and stylish hotel may not be located directly on the water, but it does offer the best views of the sunset over Biscayne Bay and the impressive downtown skyline. Dutch star designer Marcel Wanders has created a hip and playful dream world here, using white varnish, crystal chandeliers and ornate black-and-white patterning in abundance.

1100 West Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
morgans­hotelgroup.com
Frost Science

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science only opened in May 2017, but has welcomed almost 1.5 million visitors already. The key to its success? That children have as much fun here as the grown-ups, and that architecture fans are as well catered for as lovers of jellyfish, manta rays and hammerhead sharks. There’s so much to learn: about the solar system, the human body, the lives of dinosaurs and more. And with interactive exhibits and exciting shows, it’s all presented in truly engrossing ways.

1101 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132, USA
frostscience.org
Institute of Contemporary Art

The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) moved into its new and permanent home in the city’s Design District at the end of 2017. The shiny metallic, dynamically structured and glowin-the-dark façade is impossible to miss. Inside, the bright and airy halls house a host of changing exhibitions. Currently on show (until the end of February) are the colourful works of US artist Judy Chicago. Check out the Sculpture Garden, too!

61 NE 41st St, Miami, FL 33137, USA
icamiami.org
Pérez Art Museum Miami

The Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) boasts a phenom en al collection of some 1,800 works by reputed contemporary artists. Just as impressive is the building itself, whose design by renowned Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron refl ects the local stilt style. Don’tmiss features: the fabulous “For Those in Peril on the Sea” installation by Hew Locke and the Verde museum restaurant with its attractive terrace.

1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132, USA
pamm.org
Antidote

Sophie Zembra came to Miami from Paris and fell in love with its Wynwood Art District. Her shop, which she opened a year ago, specialises in fashions by various up-and-coming brands from all over the world. What unites them all is their ecological slant: The fabrics and materials used have been recycled or sustainably produced, be it the Re/Done jeans, the Edun knitwear or her own Antidote line.

2613 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127, USA
antidote.us
Ironside

This sustainably devised and green-landscaped urban centre has been created from an industrial wasteland of abandoned workshops and warehouses by visionary builder Ofer Mizrahi, who was also instrumental in the city’s Wynwood rejuvenation. Ironside offers over 60 art galleries, designer showrooms and shops that include the elegant Bungalow Bazaar concept store and Krel for tropical knitwear.

7610 NE 4th Ct, Miami, FL 33138, USA
miamiironside.com
Trina Turk

Fashion designer Trina Turk has brought her kaleidoscopic prints from Los Angeles to the East Coast. MiMo, she says, has the same kind of vibe as Palm Springs, where she opened her first flagship store in 2002. The Miami corner store offers a similar range of women’s fashions including her swim, spa and sports lines. It also stocks her Mr Turk menswear and decorative items.

7200 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138, USA
trinaturk.com
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